at once; then; right away; only; (emphasis); to approach; to move towards; to undertake
is; are; am; yes; to be
|simp. and trad.
- Min Nan
- even if (The verb of the following part of the sentence will be preceded by 也)
- (emphasis) just, really
- like, in the same way as
就是……也 is used to express "even if" in case of a hypothetical statement. This construction is the same as 即使……也, 即便……也, 縱使／纵使……也, 哪怕……也 and 就算……也. There are differences with the last two: 就算 gives a feeling that the hypothesis has little chance of being realized, while 哪怕 is stronger.
- it sure is!; exactly!
- to be precisely; to be none other than; it is ... that
- "Expressing "even if…" with "jiushi"" (in Mandarin/English), Chinese Grammar Wiki.